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[mkgmap-dev] Misc documentation fixes

From Mike Baggaley mike at tvage.co.uk on Fri Jun 19 09:02:14 BST 2020

I suggest that the command arguments page refers to just current or most recent products and that a new web page be used to give information on the range of other products that people like to use, why they might be used in preference to others and where they can be obtained.

I have just downloaded QMapShack and it loads my GB map, so I suggest replacing QLandkarte with QMapShack in the command arguments page.

Ticker - can you explain what functionality is not available in BaseCamp but is available in MapSource? I haven't found anything, although as I started from BaseCamp I may well have missed something.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ticker Berkin [mailto:rwb-mkgmap at jagit.co.uk] 
Sent: 16 June 2020 10:49
To: Development list for mkgmap <mkgmap-dev at lists.mkgmap.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [mkgmap-dev] Misc documentation fixes

Hi Gerd

I think mentioning MapSource in the documentation is useful. I had not
used it before and found it trivial to install compared with the
difficulties there are in installing Basecamp on a Windows 7 machine.

Once installed it was simpler and faster than Basecamp and had
capabilities close to my eTrex HCx which seem to have been removed from
Basecamp and newer Garmin devices. I was also pleasantly surprised that
it found my --gmapi maps from the same location as Basecamp uses.

I also note that the documentation mentions QLandkarte. This has been
discontinued and QMapShack is recommended instead; but from this
information I wouldn't remove QLandKarte from the documentation and
wouldn't add QMapShack unless it is known to work with mkgmap maps.


On Tue, 2020-06-16 at 08:37 +0000, Gerd Petermann wrote:
> Hi Ticker,
> I like the idea to fix the svn version :) Should work for quite a
> while...
> Not sure why you want to add MapSource again to the documentation? It
> was removed after this discussion:
> http://gis.19327.n8.nabble.com/License-File-mapid-000-license-txt-tp5
> 963502p5963711.html
> Gerd
> ________________________________________
> Von: mkgmap-dev <mkgmap-dev-bounces at lists.mkgmap.org.uk> im Auftrag
> von Ticker Berkin <rwb-mkgmap at jagit.co.uk>
> Gesendet: Montag, 15. Juni 2020 18:07
> An: mkgmap development
> Betreff: [mkgmap-dev] Misc documentation fixes
> Hi Gerd
> Here are some documentation fixes & improvements + a change to
> build.xml to use 4 chars for the unknown version number so that
> offsets
> match the typical 4 digit svn version number. This minimises noise
> when
> comparing the display of internal structures.
> I can't tell if I've got the layout in typ-compiler.txt correct until
> it appears on http://www.mkgmap.org.uk/doc/typ-compiler
> If it looks bad I'll do another patch.
> Ticker
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